KARMEN RAMIREZ BOSCAN (Wayuu) - the real life of Avatar’s Indigenous peoples - talks about the impact of Colombia’s armed conflict and trans-national companies. The Wayuu’s opposition to eight megaprojects - Jepirachi Wind Park, the Caribe Gas Pipeline between Colombia and Venezuela, the Rancheria River dam, and especially to the El Cerrejon mine were the reasons for the official persecution. Their work in defense of their territory, international denunciations about the operations of transnationals have resulted in being threatened by paramilitaries and the criminalization of their activities. From the Desert – Notes about paramilitaries and violence in Wayuu territory of the Middle Guajira.

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